1997 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1997 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Everything

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It has some flaws like any other car, but it would be unfair to even think of them after 200K miles of fun and great service.

jorgeix
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Rock Solid — 230K miles and still going strong. This is my 2nd 4runner and I'm getting ready for the 3rd one, exept this one still doesn't want to quit. If you are looking for a reliable SUV, that is not too expensive and not too fancy, this is the one you will never regret buying. I can promise you that. I've been on just about every road with this car and it has never let me down. I bought this SUV with 35K miles and after 200K miles driven, the engine still runs smooth and strong, as well as the automatic transmition, everything still works as the first day I drove it. It has all the basic features for today's standards. The 4runner is not a performance SUV, so don't expect it to run like a sports vehicle; this boy is built for reliability and rock solid durability.

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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mid sized, good mpg, price, looks

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doesn't have a sports car accelaration

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Nice Car — I think that an suv that gets 23 mpg and i haven't had to do any work. the sound is good with an aftermarket stereo and for $4000 i don't think that there is another car that i would want. I would like it to be 4wd.

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Practical, reliable, plenty of room, good visibility

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Sans modifications not particularly impressive in handling, acceleration, or off road capability

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Capable, Reliable Suv With Classic Look — Not the sexiest car, but I've been driving this vehicle since high school. It gets me from A to B and carries all my stuff. 19MPG average (mix of city and highway).

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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power rear glass

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auto tranny

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Awesome Truck Based Suv Good Handling On And Off W/ Good Visability — I like this ride as a all around get around. Its not to big but its not so small that it has a weeny engine. Mine puts out 200 horses and will tow 5000 lbs. Perfect car for my lovely wife. Around 23 mpg on th h way makes it a alright tripmobile

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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its not too big and its perfect for traveling

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well its a 4 cyl so the acceleration isnt all that great

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Best Suv Ever — well, its 10yrs old and it hasnt given me problems, very reliable, perfect for taking your friends, and for grls that like SUV's ;)

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Grill gard, all around dependable SUV

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gas millage

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My Toy — my 1997 Toyota 4 runner. Great SUV, I love it in the snow and not so friendly weather, or just playin in the mudd. 138 thousand and still going strong

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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foggy rear windows in winter.  

vega4runner
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I Have Had Car For 10 Years. I Still Love It As When I First Bought It! — To me, it is one of those cars that do not de-value in it's likeability. At 106K miles, it still looks cool, rides tough and I feel safe with my family in it. I've only made few repairs and no major problems. I paid $32K in 1997 and feel it was a very good investment.

Owner for 10 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr STD SUV Review
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Easy handling, great gas mileage, and low maintenance cost.

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cup holder placement, other than that- nothing!

cashcarz
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A Surprise Suv Gem! — This car has quick and precise handling, easy acceleration and you can whip right into parking space as if it was a car. You will be pleased to know that even at 14years old, this car requires minimum maintenance or repairs. Car still starts right up and runs smoothly. AC blows cold and cover the back area well. The appearance is traditional and even a 97 model with new wheels and tires looks great. SUV has solid craftmanship. The cost of gas beats any SUV now on the market - up to 25MPG. The SUV is great for school and sports moms. Great for traveling on just a great for a round about town SUV. I love love this vehicle!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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Great style and comfort. The newer V6 is far more fuel efficient than its predecessor. The tailgate does not have a push button assist which would be a plus. Also, the SR5 model requires adding a... Read More

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2010 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I Love It By Troye

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